Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2017

200 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526122810

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Liberal realism

A realist theory of liberal politics

First Edition

Matt Sleat

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Develops the work of prominent contemporary realists, such as Bernard Williams, Raymond Geuss, John Gray, and Jeremy Waldron, to offer a conception of liberal politics that is consistent with political realism
  • First account of political realism that combines contemporary theory with more historical figures, such as Schmitt and Weber, and classical thinkers from the international relations realist tradition like Morgenthau, Carr and Niebuhr.
  • First comprehensive overview of the recent resurgence of interest in realist political theory
  • Offers a unique and urgent defence of liberal politics suitable for the twenty-first century
  • Presents a new and original understanding of liberal politics in the context of radical political disagreement and conflict

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